Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ransomware attacks are getting easier, and the targets are getting bigger

National Crime Agency report warns on growing dangers of hacking, ransomware and the dark web.     By Danny Palmer | June 29, 2017   Cerber is one of the most prominent forms of 'ransomware-as-a-service' Image: Malwarebytes       Even the least tech-savvy cybercriminals now find it easy to launch large-scale malware campaigns with…
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​Linux’s systemd vulnerable to DNS server attack

Patch available for high priority issue affecting the Linux init daemon systemd.     By Liam Tung | June 29, 2017       Security experts are warning of a bug that could allow hackers to craft TCP packets that fool Linux's initialization deamon systemd, which could cause systems to crash or make them run…
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Microsoft: Petya ransomware attacks were spread by hacked software updater

Microsoft says some of the first Petya infections yesterday were due to a legitimate software update from a Ukraine accounting software firm.   By Liam Tung | June 28, 2017   Microsoft has detailed the infection chain from the compromised MEDoc updater. Image: Microsoft       Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed some initial infections in…
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Petya ransomware attack: What it is, and why this is happening again

Just six weeks on from WannaCry, the world has fallen victim to another fast-spreading ransomware in the form of Petya/GoldenEye. Why haven't lessons been learned?     By Danny Palmer | June 28, 2017   Petya ransom note  Image: Symantec         Another month, another global ransomware attack. Just as it seemed that…
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Ransomware: More and smarter scams coming soon

But on the plus side, fighting between ransomware gangs might reduce some of the threat.     By Danny Palmer | June 27, 2017   Ransomware families like PetrWrap are increasing being deployed with targeted attacks. Image: Trend Micro     Ransomware is here to stay and is only going to get more dangerous as…
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Nokia 6: Android-powered flagship hits US from July for $229

The Nokia 6 runs Android Nougat and will be available exclusively on Amazon.     By Liam Tung | June 27, 2017   Nokia 6   Image: HMD Global         The Android-powered Nokia 6 will be available exclusively on Amazon in the US from July for $229. The Nokia 6 will be the…
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